A GARDEN centre will be supporting a national charity as it exhibits at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show later this month.

Tarporley Garden Centre has always raised money for Greenfingers, a charity that creates gardens in childrens hospices across the country, but will now help the charity put a show for thousands of visitors.

The centre is one of 61 owned nationally by the British Garden Centres Group, will be present at the the show between May 24-28.

Boyd Douglas-Davies, director at British Garden Centres, said: "We are so pleased we are able to support Greenfingers by enabling them to have a presence at RHS Chelsea this year.

"The event is the perfect place to shout from the rooftops regarding the work the charity undertakes, with an attending audience that is already engaged with the mental and physical benefits of gardening.

"We’ve no doubt that the show will see legions of new supporters inspired by the work of the charity and in turn dig deep to support it."

Sue Allen, chairman at the Greenfingers charity, added: "Our sincerest thanks to British Garden Centres for their support in helping us gain a presence at RHS Chelsea.

"We are looking forward to getting on-site and start telling all the wonderful visitors more about the work we do and hope that many of them will consider making Greenfingers their charity of choice."

Their exhibit will be located on Eastern Avenue (stand EA453), which is the thriving shopping and information hub of the show.

Greenfingers and the British Garden Centres teams are hoping to spread the word and encourage more people to get involved and support the charity.

It is committed to creating, beautiful, well-designed outdoor spaces for children to enjoy with family, friends, and siblings, whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation.

To date, Greenfingers Charity has created more than 60 inspiring gardens in children’s hospices around the country and has a further waiting list of hospices that need help.